While many have said it before, yesterday, Donald Trump may have truly aborted his chances to become president, with what’s probably the stupidest thing he’s said yet – which, considering the Trumpster fire his campaign has been, is an amazing feat of stupidity, worthy of his supporters. Every candidate for president in both major parties denounced Trump over the comments. Both Pro-choice and anti-choice groups of all kinds were united in saying Trump went too far.
Trump, however, made it even worse, saying the Geneva Conventions are a problem and like NATO should be abandoned. All of this was in the shadow of the 2016 world nuclear security summit in Washington, DC. It’s not a wonder, then, that major corporate sponsors are growing increasingly nervous about participating in this summer’s RNC convention.
Sadly, the Trumpster fire continued, with a 15 year old girl getting sexually assaulted at one Trump rally, while Speaker Paul Ryan got booed in his hometown at another Trump rally.
Meanwhile, the FDA has now made getting a drug-induced abortion easier. Speaking of drugs, President Obama commuted sentences for 61 non-violent drug offenders on Wednesday.
Anderson Cooper’s mom Gloria Vanderbuilt finally disclosed she’d once had a lesbian relationship. Meanwhile, Aaron Sorkin is bringing another new drama to NBC.
Michael Tomasky of The Daily Beast in Hr 1
Hillary’s ‘Hack Supporters’ Have Skin in the Game. Bernie’’s Dreamers? Not So Much.
Bob Cesca of Bob & Chez podcast & The Daily Banter (among others) in for Hr 2
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court handed down a win for Labor, and there may be another win coming this summer for advocates of the ACA and women’s health care. And speaking of Supreme Court wins, it seems the GOP blockade of President Obama’s nominee to SCOTUS is also crumbling.
The fight in North Carolina over an anti-LGBT law is also heating up, as execs from Bank of America have now joined execs from 80 other companies in calling out the bigotry.
Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was arrested Tuesday for assaulting a female reporter earlier in the year – and of course, Trump is standing behind him, fighting the charges. In a video released by police, however, it’s obvious Lewandowski is guilty. At a CNN town hall last night, both Cruz & Kasich said they would fire anyone on their staff who acted similarly.
All three Republican candidates also took the gloves off last night, making it clear they will not support each other, no matter which of them gets the nomination.
On the Democratic side, both Sanders and Clinton appear to be preparing for an April debate in Brooklyn. Meanwhile, Fmr. Sec. Clinton has already starting hitting Donald Trump in her latest ad.
Don’t forget to use the hashtag #sexyliberalsantafe to tag your pictures from Saturday on Twitter and Instagram.
A hijacked Egyptian plane overnight wasn’t another act of terrorism, but instead, an act of a man trying to make up with his ex-wife. Add that event to another non-terrorist shooting at the U.S. Capitol on Monday, which wounded the shooter and had DC on lockdown for a few hours.
In the U.S., Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal made up with worried businesses on Monday by vetoing the latest anti-LGBT bill to hit the states. Meanwhile, in North Carolina, that state is begining to get sued for their latest anti-LGBT bill.
With President Obama’s approval now at 53%, things are looking better than ever for Democrats this year. Some on the Left are still in a purist mindset, like actress Susan Sarandon, who made it clear last night that if her candidate Sen. Sanders doesn’t win, she might not vote for Hillary Clinton. Dan Savage, however, made it clear where most on the Left really are. #UniteBlue
Fmr. Sec. Clinton showed what she was really concerned with Monday, in a speech in Wisconsin, hitting Republicans over their continued delay in voting on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee.
Meanwhile, Republican front-runner Donald Trump ran into a radio buzzsaw in Wisconsin on Monday, as a local host there finally did what most journalists won’t do – give Trump a real interview. The President even criticized the media Monday for being too soft on Trump.
Mama returns from Santa Fe!
Tina Dupuy, freelance journalist and host of the Cultish podcast – BY PHONE, in Hr 1 from Buenos Aries, Argentina
Eric Boehlert, of Senior Fellow at Media Matters – BY PHONE, in Hr 2
Monique Marvez, Comedian and host of “The Monique Marvez Show” on KFI AM 640 BRIEF LIVE, IN STUDIO, in Hr 3
Western states created some news over the weekend, with Bernie Sanders – or should we now call him BIRDIE Sanders – picking up strong caucus wins in Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii. Another plus for the west? California has now decided to make their minimum wage $15 an hour. One bad note, however – some Sanders supporters are making more noise than even that they won’t vote for Hillary Clinton if their candidate loses in the primary.
Meanwhile, Republicans were still setting fire to each other metaphorically, as Mexicans literally lit an effigy of Donald Trump to celebrate the burning of evil spirits at Easter. As Sec. Kerry confirmed, world leaders all over are shocked by Trump and the GOP rhetoric. Back in the U.S., Trump proved to more than one media outlet he has no idea of how world politics works, while Ted Cruz continued to knock down allegations of a sex scandal.
Overseas, terrorists struck again, this time an offshoot of the Taliban killing at least 65 people, mostly Christians, in an Easter celebration in Pakistan. The U.S. struck back at terrorists, killing the second in command of ISIS. Meanwhile, right-wing extremists protested immigrants in Brussels – even though none of those terrorists were immigrants.
Finally, in Connecticut, push parents caused a disaster at a holiday easter egg hunt, spoiling it for the kids.
Stuttering John Melendez joins us in studio for Hr 2
SEXY LIBERAL THIS WEEKEND – Lensic Theater in Sante Fe, NM
Next Elections are Saturday
Sat, Mar 26 – Alaska, Hawaii, Washington (Closed Caucuses, Democrats only)
A story dropped overnight from the National Inquirer claiming that Sen. Ted Cruz has FIVE mistresses and has been cheating on his wife. Considering the source, it may only be a rumor – and it has no corroboration by any other legitimate source.
In a panel discussion in L.A. on Thursday, former Sec. Hillary Clinton made it clear the level of sensationalism in or politics and media isn’t a trival thing.
Backlash is building against the anti-LGBT passed in North Carolina, as Google, IBM, American Airlines, Wells Fargo, the NBA, & NCAA all made it clear they may have to take some or all of their business to another state if the law holds up. Not to be outdone, Tennessee is currently arguing about their own anti-LGBT bathroom laws. Efforts in Georgia, Indiana and Kentucky to put bigotry into law are also ongoing. Meanwhile, South Dakota’s Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard vetoed similar legislation this year.
Vice President Joe Biden confirmed in a speech on Thursday that there is no such thing as a ‘Biden rule’ regarding Supreme Court nominations, another hit to Senate Republican’s blockade of President Obama’s nomination. More Republican Senators continue to abandon Mitch McConnell, as Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) late on Thursday joined Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) in favoring hearings.
Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of Muslim, Orthodox, Hindu and Catholic refugees to Italy on Thursday, declaring them all children of the same God.
A new ISIS propaganda video celebrating the Brussels attacks was released, this one featuring Donald Trump’s voice and photos.
And in sad news, comedian Garry Shandling passed away Thursday, of an apparent heart attack at the age of 66.
Karl Frisch, Executive Director of AlliedProgress, in Hr 1
Jacki Scheckner, Health & Political Guru in Hr 2
Just two days after the attacks in Brussels, and all the candidates for President are looking fairly presidential – except the two leading Republicans, Trump and Cruz. Last night, they had another childish fight on Twitter. If you thought Donald Trump might be chastened after Heidi Cruz smacked him back yesterday, you’d be wrong. Oh sure, Trump says he’s smarter than everybody based on “certain results that I get in doing things.” Last time I checked, “doin’ things” doesn’t really rank highly as an IQ score.
Meanwhile, both President Obama and Secretary Clinton were giving lessons in how to handle counterterrorism yesterday. Obama was reminding Argentinians that the best way to defeat terrorism was reflected in how America acted after the Boston bombings. He also explained that dealing with Congress is like herding cats – though we think some cats are smarter than others in Congress.
Speaking of Congress, Speaker Paul Ryan gave a pretty amazing speech to the House interns yesterday, even admitting he was wrong about his “makers & takers” rhetoric from a few years ago.
Maybe Mr. Ryan could do more than just give a good speech though, by pushing Congress to renew the Voting Rights Act, since voting in Arizona this week was a particular example of how not having the VRA could take away some of American’s most basic rights.
Which, by the way, is what North Carolina just did to LGBT Americans last night, when their Republican governor signed a bill to allow serious discrimination against any member of the LGBT community.
We might suggest Superman come save the day, but his new movie is crap, so he’s got problems of his own.
Dean Oblidallah of the Daily Beast and “The Dean Oblidallah Show on for Hr 3
Rick Overton IN STUDIO for Hr 3
Another Tuesday, another election – and this one was resembled a party for millennials; extremely long lines to get in & nearly everyone got a prize. Trump and Clinton won Arizona, Sanders & Cruz won Utah, And Sanders won Idaho. So far, no one knows which Republican won in American Samoa.
The Brussels bombing investigation & manhunt continues. The two dead suicide bombers were identified as brothers, Belgian nationals, raised in Belgium, who were known to authorities & had previous criminal records. The third bomber, now the subject of a manhunt, also appears to be a Belgian national — meaning NONE of the attackers were refugees or recent immigrants.
President Obama got blasted by some on the right for not rushing back home after the bombings in Belgium, but as he told reporters at the international baseball game, the only thing terrorists can do, “is scare, and make people afraid, and disrupt our daily lives, and divide us. As long as we don’t allow that to happen, we’re going to be ok.” The Tampa Bay Rays won the game, 4-1 over the Cuban national team. President Obama and his family have already continued on to their next stop, Argentina.
In sad but bizzare news, former Toronto mayor Rob Ford has died at 46, from a rare form of cancer. Meanwhile, the cancer known as Sarah Palin may soon be getting her own TV show, where she’ll get to pretend she’s Judge Judy. Better that than she pretend she’s qualified to be president.
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We’ll be back Monday, March 21st. Have a great week!!